ANTHRO 129Q Lecture 9: Anthro129Q27

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Lecture 9
Expanded focus
→ new understanding of
→ agricultural revolution
→ anemia
→ differences between old and new worlds
Non-specific indicators of health status→ just tell you good or bad but no why
→ Enamel hypoplasia
→ Harris’ lines (growth arrest lines)
→ reflect time when the child was so sick and his body can devote any energy for
growing but indicate→ survive
→ bone grow from the middle→ close to the edge→ younger
→ weaning* → serious health problem
*why changes happen?
Distribution of Harris’ lines
→foragers Mid-mississippian, town people Late woodland→ pattern is similar
→ between 2-3 years old→ decrease→ more food available? More kinds of food
(broader range)
→ around the age of 13 (town boys)→ health crisis, why?
→ body modification
→ circumcision?
→ something severe enough to affect their health
Enamel hypoplasia (teeth)
→ no x-ray needed
→ determining age
→ highest line→ youngest
→ weaning line→ first line
Eg. Australopithecus Afarensis “Lucy”
→ no big weaning line
→ repetitive (serious, not serious), malaria?
→ repetitive kind of infection
→ *seasonal factors→ evenly spaced lines
Neolithic population→ enormous revolution
Foragers:
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